- Hello everyone! I am Heather Diane. I am a happily married mother of two, one is an 9-year-old boy, the other is a 15-month-old girl. All my life I’ve been fairly quiet, but when I get to know people, I have trouble not sharing things with them! I love to talk about things that are important to me, and my husband gets a bit annoyed at times, as I don’t stop talking sometimes.
I was born and raised in Austin, TX, moving to Pflugerville, TX when I was still in grade school (and shortly after my brother had been born). We stayed there until I had graduated high school and started college. Once I met my husband, originally online and then at school, our romance did not take long to blossom. We were engaged a couple of months later, and we got married the next year. Once we were married, he moved to Texas to join me, and my parents decided they wanted a new house, eventually selling us the house I resided in from late grade school until college. I continued college into our marriage, and we soon moved to Kansas, to be nearer his family. Four years later, we decided it was time to start our family, and we were blessed with Logan Sean in 2008.
Life with Logan has been wonderful but somewhat difficult as well, as he has ADHD, which was discovered and diagnosed when he was in Kindergarten. He struggles on a day-to-day basis, but he’s really a great kid and he tries very hard to overcome the tough times.
In 2012, Logan and I were in a car accident, in which a woman was driving much too fast, and hit us on my driver’s side door. My car was totalled and I had to be cut out of the vehicle with the Jaws of Life. This was rough on Logan, as he was only 4 years old, and he panicked, unsure whether he would see Mommy again. But he was so brave, telling the police officer who drove him to the hospital, that his name was Spiderman, and that he wanted to know why that big white car hit our car so hard. For two weeks following, he refused to let me out of his sight, as he wanted to make sure I was alright, in my healing and such. He is doing much better now, but is very cautious when it comes to riding in a car.
In 2014, I had knee surgery, and though I have healed, my knee seems to be worse off now than it was before the surgery. I will discuss more on this in the future, but for now, I only know that there may be another future surgery. I was also started into a long process of a possible diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, due to the numerous health issues and chronic pain areas I suffer on a daily basis.
In late 2014, we decided we wanted to try for another baby, after thinking we wouldn’t have any more. In March of 2015, we conceived a child, but quickly lost it. It was heartbreaking, and I began to wonder if we’d missed our chance by waiting so long. Less than two months later, we conceived Kenzie. The pregnancy was somewhat rough, as I developed symphesis pubis dysfunction, and pre-eclampsia and was put on partial bed-rest. Once it was time for her to be born, however, she made it so very easy on me. I had researched HypnoBirthing, and it turned out to be one of the best things I could have done for myself, and possibly her as well. My labor lasted all day long, 16 hours total, but once it was time to push, I only pushed through four contractions. It was amazing and I had never felt so proud of myself in my life! She has turned out to be one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met, possibly due to the lack of trauma in her delivery.
When she was nearing 7 months old, I had finally decided to reopen my blog and try to make this worthwhile. I’ve always loved writing, and in fact, hope to be a published author in the near future. I have many short stories and several starts of novels in the works, just not quite published yet. I also do photography on a freelance basis (graduating seniors, family groups and weddings are common choices with me) and I am an independent Medical Transcriptionist and Jewelry Designer.
- Since opening the blog, I have added a department to my Etsy shop, for printables and 'planner bling' or otherwise known as charms and clips. I love creating works of art, and being able to beautify my planners has made me actually stick to them, which is helpful for someone like me, who suffers fibromyalgia and possible early onset Alzheimer's!
- My life hasn't been without it's challenges, but overall, I love our life and always look forward to the new days ahead!
I look forward to meeting you all and making some new friends in this new endeavor of mine!